What is Pemetrexed?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Alimta

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Pemetrexed is an anticancer drug used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma and nonsquamous nonsmall cell lung cancer. It has also been used for bladder, cervical, ovarian cancer and thymic cancer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pemetrexed

Side effect Patients Percentage
Chronic fatigue 1
Cyclic vomiting syndrome 1
Fatigue 1
Itchy rash 1
Pressure headaches 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pemetrexed

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg every 3 weeks 1
975 mg every 3 weeks 1
1000 mg every 3 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Pemetrexed

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Pemetrexed

Duration

Currently taking Pemetrexed

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Pemetrexed

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pemetrexed after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Bevacizumab (Avastin) 1
Chemotherapy 1

Patients stopped taking Pemetrexed and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gefitinib (Iressa) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pemetrexed.